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Fitness

Finding Your FIT in the Body of Christ

Use it or Lose it Dale Beaver 01/10/2016 Watch Listen Notes

1/10/16  Fitness: Use it or Lose it  (1 Cor. 12:1-11)

Matthew 25:14-30  

 

Exercise the individual to benefit the whole.

 

1 Corinthians 12:12-13
12 The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. 13 Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit.

 

1 Corinthians 12:1-6
1 Now, dear brothers and sisters, regarding your question about the special abilities the Spirit gives us. I don’t want you to misunderstand this. 2 You know that when you were still pagans, you were led astray and swept along in worshiping speechless idols. 3 So I want you to know that no one speaking by the Spirit of God will curse Jesus, and no one can say Jesus is Lord, except by the Holy Spirit. 4 There are different kinds of spiritual gifts (charismata), but the same Spirit is the source of them all. 5 There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. 6 God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us.

 

1 Corinthians 12:7-10 
7 A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other. 8 To one person the Spirit gives the ability to give wise advice; to another the same Spirit gives a message of special knowledge. 9 The same Spirit gives great faith to another, and to someone else the one Spirit gives the gift of healing. 10 He gives one person the power to perform miracles, and another the ability to prophesy. He gives someone else the ability to discern whether a message is from the Spirit of God or from another spirit. Still another person is given the ability to speak in unknown languages, while another is given the ability to interpret what is being said.

 

"No gift, no virtue can develop and remain healthy apart from the community of faith." Eugene Peterson

 

1 Corinthians 12:4-6, 11 
4 There are different kinds of spiritual gifts (charismata), but the same Spirit is the source of them all. 5 There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. 6 God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us. 11 It is the one and only Spirit who distributes all these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have.

 

 

 

 

Music

Open Up The Heavens - Vertical Church Band

Whom Shall I Fear - Chris Tomlin

Good Good Father - Chris Tomlin

Lead Me To The Cross - Hillsong UNITED

 

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Mix it up (1 Corinthians 12:12-27) Dale Beaver 01/17/2016 Watch Listen Notes

Fitness: Mix it Up!  1 Cor. 12:12-27

 

1 Corinthians 11:20-22 
20 When you meet together, you are not really interested in the Lord’s Supper. 21 For some of you hurry to eat your own meal without sharing with others. As a result, some go hungry while others get drunk. 22 What? Don’t you have your own homes for eating and drinking? Or do you really want to disgrace God’s church and shame the poor? What am I supposed to say? Do you want me to praise you? Well, I certainly will not praise you for this!

 

1 Corinthians 11:27-29 
27 So anyone who eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily is guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28 That is why you should examine yourself before eating the bread and drinking the cup. 29 For if you eat the bread or drink the cup without honoring the body of Christ, you are eating and drinking God’s judgment upon yourself.

 

Getting fit requires cooperation within unification.

 

1 Corinthians 12:12-13
12 The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. 13 Some of us are Jews, some are Gentiles, some are slaves, and some are free. But we have all been baptized into one body by one Spirit, and we all share the same Spirit.

 

1 Corinthians 12:7 
A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.

 

Variety in the body compels us to respect our diversity.

 

1 Corinthians 12:14-20 
14 Yes, the body has many different parts, not just one part. 15 If the foot says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a hand,” that does not make it any less a part of the body. 16 And if the ear says, “I am not part of the body because I am not an eye,” would that make it any less a part of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, how would you hear? Or if your whole body were an ear, how would you smell anything? 18 But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. 19 How strange a body would be if it had only one part! 20 Yes, there are many parts, but only one body.

 

1 Corinthians 12:21-24 
21 The eye can never say to the hand, “I don’t need you.” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you.” 22 In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary. 23 And the parts we regard as less honorable are those we clothe with the greatest care. So we carefully protect those parts that should not be seen, 24 while the more honorable parts do not require this special care. So God has put the body together such that extra honor and care are given to those parts that have less dignity.

 

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1 Corinthians 12:25-27

25 This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other. 26 If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.

27 All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.

 

Slide:

Acts 9:3-5

3 As he was approaching Damascus on this mission, a light from heaven suddenly shone down around him. 4 He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me?”

5 “Who are you, lord?” Saul asked.

And the voice replied, “I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting!

Music

Come Thou Fount - Jadon Lavik

Light Shine In - Vertical Church Band

Holy Is The Lord - Chris Tomlin

Good Good Father - Chris Tomlin

Here and Now - Eddie Kirkland (NorthPoint Church)

 

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Feel the Burn (Romans 12) Dale Beaver 01/24/2016 Watch Listen Notes

Fitness: Feel the Burn

 

Romans 12:1:1-2 
1And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. 2Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

 

Isaiah 53:2 
My servant grew up in the Lord’s presence like a tender green shoot, like a root in dry ground. There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him.

 

1 Timothy 4:8 
“Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.”

 

Fitness in the body proceeds from the exercise of sacrifice.

 

Romans 12:3-8 
3Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us. 4Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, 5so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. 6In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. 7If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. 8If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.

 

Fitness in the body proceeds from the exercise of service.

 

1 Corinthians 12:7 
A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.

 

Music

Alive In Us - Hillsong Live

You Make Me Brave - Amanda Cook / Bethel Music

Good Good Father - Chris Tomlin

At The Cross (Love Ran Red) - Chris Tomlin

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Maintain the Motivation (1 Corinthians 12:28-13:13) Dale Beaver 01/31/2016 Watch Listen Notes
Fitness: Maintain the Motivation 
1 Corinthians 12:29-13:7
 
1 Corinthians 12:29-31
 
29 Are we all apostles? Are we all prophets? Are we all teachers? Do we all have the power to do miracles? 30 Do we all have the gift of healing? Do we all have the ability to speak in unknown languages? Do we all have the ability to interpret unknown languages?  Of course not!  31 So you should earnestly desire the most helpful gifts. But now let me show you a way of life that is best of all.
 
1 Corinthians 13:1-3
 
1 If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. 3 If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.
 
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
 
4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
 
2 Corinthians 5:13-15
 
13 If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit. 14 Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. 15 He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.
 
A love for Christ motivates a body to love like Christ.
 
1 Corinthians 13:13
 
13 Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
 
1 John 4:7-10
 
7 Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. 8 But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 9 God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. 10 This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.
 
 

 

Music

One Thing Remains - Bethel Music

Love Came Down - Bethel Music & Brian Johnson

At The Cross (Love Ran Red) - Chris Tomlin

How Great Is Our God - Chris Tomlin

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